Festivals in Brief: Golden Plains, Rock in Rio, Rock Werchter


    This week was dominated by two rather unexpected reunions. Punk legends The Descendents reunited at the last moment to fill in for Devo at the Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, while Britpop heroes Pulp announced that all six original members will be getting together next summer for the the band’s first dates since 2002. For deets on all of this and more — we have lineup updates for foreign heavyweights like Golden Plains, Rock in Rio, Rock Werchter, and Glasonbury — scroll down and take in the easy-to-read recap that is our weekly Festivals in Brief feature.

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    — Brit pop legends Pulp are set to reunite this summer for appearances at the Wireless Festival in the UK and Spain’s Primavera sound.  Additional dates are said to be on their way.

    — Check out a video of punk legends The Descendants playing their reunion at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin!

    Lineup Additions:

    Golden Plains (Australia): 2011 lineup announced, including Os Mutantes, The Hold Steady, Joanna Newsom, Wavves, and Beast Coast

    Rock in Rio (Brazil): Metallica confirmed as first headliner.

    Primavera Sound (Spain): Pulp confirmed as first headliner.

    Wireless Festival (UK): Pulp confirmed as first headliner.

    Glastonbury (UK): Pulp (Rumored)

    Rock Werchter (Belgium): Kings of Leon and Iron Maiden (Rumored)

    Ultra Music Festival: Girl Talk (Rumored)

    BPM Music Festival (Mexico): 2011 lineup announced, including Laidback Luke, Loco Dice, Richie Hawtin, Steve Lawler.

    Hopscotch Music Festival: 2011 dates announced

    Sziget Festival (Hungary): 2011 dates announced

    Benicassim Festival (Spain): 2011 dates announced

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